Zack Snyder’s Justice League Announces Surprising Digital Release

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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In March 2021, DC fans were treated to an unexpected surprise when Zack Snyder’s Justice League made its long-awaited debut on HBO Max. This film finally gave Snyder the chance to share his vision for what the DCEU team-up outing was supposed to be, and for many fans, it was an overwhelming success as DC’s biggest heroes shone in an updated story.

Along with the movie's release on HBO Max, Snyder's director's cut of Justice League found its way into theaters, where fans took in a four-hour version of the story that initially became the DCEU's culmination event in 2017. While the numbers from that theatrical run were never released, it became a hit event across the DC fandom - the movie even won the first-ever fan-voted award at the 2022 Academy Awards.

Eventually, the Snyder Cut found its way into fans' homes with its release on DVD and Blu-Ray, although it was never certain whether the extended cut would make its way onto digital platforms. Now, thanks to a surprise announcement from Snyder himself, the answer to that question is finally here.

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Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to announce that Zack Snyder's Justice League will be available for digital purchase on Tuesday, July 19.

Many assumed that, since the film is available on HBO Max and the DVD and Blu-ray release came and went, the Snyder Cut would be forgoing a digital release, making this a relatively unexpected reveal.

Some territories have already received Zack Snyder's Justice League on digital platforms, so this announcement likely means the four-hour cut will come to the rest of the world.

Snyder shared a five-second video featuring the logo for the movie behind some flashing lights and smoke:


Snyder Cut Will Be Available for Digital Purpose

The current era of movie releases is certainly an interesting one, particularly considering projects this big that are only available via a streaming release in the early days. Thankfully, this trend changes with Zack Snyder's Justice League, which will be available for the entire DC fandom on a digital platform outside of its lasting run on HBO Max.

The big question is whether fans will find out how this movie performs financially with its Blu-ray and digital sales, especially since it doesn't have the classic box office run to look at and analyze.

Regardless of how those numbers turn out, fans will surely jump at the opportunity to have the Snyder Cut available to watch at any moment as Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and more return to their DCEU roles. With no signs pointing to when the Justice League may actually come back into play on the big screen, this outing will be the one that tides fans over for the foreseeable future.

Zack Snyder's Justice League will be available for purchase digitally on July 19.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.